Essence Offers Safety Solutions for Elders

Making sure your elderly loved ones are safe can be time-consuming and costly. Essence, a manufacturer of smart home products, has created a solution. They offer both smart home devices and monitoring services to ensure safety for seniors.

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Essence Offers Safety Solutions for Elders

Essence offers both elderly monitoring services and smart security hardware through [email protected] Smart Alerting. Unlike a regular key fob, typically part of a larger security system, Essence’s Voice Panic Detector is a portable button that can be voice-activated. It can be worn both in and out of the house, and can connect directly with service providers. At home, the button connects to the security hub, and as soon as the user leave the house, the detector will connect through Bluetooth to the person’s cell phone. Their sensors, placed around the house to detect motion and entry, allow family members or monitoring companies to “define what kind of alerts they want to get,” according to Rafi Zauer, Essence’s Head of Marketing. Through artificial intelligence features, the sensors can, over time, learn the elderly person’s pattern of behavior.

“It can be a simple as maybe that they’re showing less movement and haven’t taken their meals. Our monitoring services will call and see if they’re ok,”

said Zauer. Their final product under [email protected] Smart Alerting is the EP Advanced Fall Detector, a wearable device that offers fall detection, a panic button, and a pedometer. The device has the “highest accuracy for real fall scenario detection industry-wide,” according to the Essence website. Although Essence does not sell directly to consumers, their U.S distributors include Medical Guardian and Get Safe.

Aside from using Essence’s hardware and software, there are a few other ways to stay safe while living alone that can be applied, like getting to know your neighbors, getting a dog, or getting a security camera. Check out our review of the best home security cameras. 

Aliza Vigderman

Aliza Vigderman

Aliza is a journalist living in Brooklyn, New York. Throughout her career, her work has spanned many intersections within the tech industry. At SquareFoot, a New York-based real estate technology company, she wrote about the ways in which technology has changed the real estate industry, as well as the challenges that business owners face when they want to invest in property. At Degreed.com, an education technology website, Aliza created digital content for lifelong learners, exploring the ways in which technology has democratized education. Additionally, she has written articles for The Huffington Post as well as her own content on Medium, the online publishing platform. Aliza’s love of journalism and research stems from the excellent Journalism program at Brandeis University. At Brandeis, Aliza interned as a research assistant at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, a non-profit “news room without walls”. There, Aliza was paired with an investigative journalist and used academic databases to obtain data on everything from the suicide rates in Bhutan to local Boston court cases. Her last position was as an account executive at Yelp, educating business owners on the power of technology to increase revenue. Throughout, however, her heart remained with tech journalism, and she’s thrilled to be writing for Security Baron. When she’s not keeping afloat of the latest tech trends, Aliza likes to cook, read, and write. A former high school “Class Clown,” Aliza has completed two feature-length screenplays, a pilot, and countless comedic sketches. On her days off you can find her relaxing in Prospect Park, trying the latest flavors at Ample Hills Ice Cream, and spending time with friends and family.

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